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Carefully situated on a large corner lot, this elegant, expansive stone-fronted home boasts eye-catching curb appeal. Enter through the double front doors into the light-filled two-story foyer and you will be amazed at the way the main level living space unfolds before you. Tall windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, the floor to ceiling bookshelves in the library, the custom wainscoting in the first-floor study, and the formal dining room are stylish and chic. The staircase extends to a balcony overlooking the family room. The master suite is generous with a vaulted ceiling, tall windows, and room for a seating area. Don’t miss the master bath with the double vanity, separate shower, soaking tub, and unique chandelier. Upstairs 2 bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath and the 3rd bedroom has it's own private bath. The heart of the home is the kitchen with its center island, 42” cabinets, stainless appliances, 5 burner range, built-in desk, and large breakfast area. The kitchen opens to a large patio partially enclosed with a half wall that separates the patio from the level, private, fully-fenced back yard. If you love house parties this home will accommodate all of your guests. The lower level has a family room, a game room, wet bar with wine rack, and 3 extra rooms for accommodating overnight guests, craft studio, or home gym. Stone Ridge is a quiet, secluded neighborhood just 10 minutes from 95 and Bel Air.
What the Seller Says....
What Drew You to This House?
We were moving from Texas to Maryland and were looking for a large home that was much like our Texas house. 1701 had impressive curb appeal. The house sits gracefully on a large corner lot and is a standout in the Stone Ridge neighborhood. The combined look of the custom landscaping, stone front, and large glass double front door with transom was simply stunning. We really wanted a house with the garage on the side and a level backyard. We needed 4 bedrooms plus rooms for our houseguests who visit often. Once walked through the front door, we were sold!
What upgrades have you made to enhance your home?
This home was built in 2000 and it already had many upgrades – hardwood floors, stainless appliances, a huge stone patio in the back, 2 family rooms, and 2 wet bars. We wanted to convert the living room into a library/music room, so we added floor to ceiling bookshelves the entire length of the room and painted them a crisp white. In the first-floor study we added wainscoting to the walls. The wainscoting is painted in the same crisp white and dramatically changed the way the room looks. It’s a traditional look and not often seen in newer construction. In this house, it looks modern and elegant.
What are a few of your favorite features?
We love to welcome our guests through the front door. Their first look into the house is absolutely jaw-dropping. The foyer is very large with a wide staircase to the second level and the main floor rooms are visible from this viewpoint. The colors we selected for the formal dining room, the library, and the study are dramatic. We love how these colors look with the white trim and warm floors.
Number 2 on our list of favorite features is the master suite. It is, in our opinion, massive. It’s a place we can go and just shut the door and feel very private. There is plenty of room for a king size bed, upholstered chairs, and a large circular table. The master bath is huge, and we love having both a soaking tub and a separate shower. We amped up the southern charm by adding a chandelier in the bathroom.
The heart of our home is our kitchen and family room. There is a desk in the kitchen for paying bills and doing homework. We have a large breakfast area with doors that open to the patio. The kitchen is open to the family room and that is a great floor plan when we have house guests. The family room with gas fireplace is a large room with high ceilings and tall windows. There is plenty of seating for everyone and the kids can all go down to the lower level family room to play.
What else do you like about living in area?
This neighborhood could not be more convenient for us. We work in Baltimore City and we have the best of both worlds – living in a quiet, secluded neighborhood surrounded by farms and beautiful homes yet just 10 minutes from 95 and Bel Air. The school district is great and there are plenty of opportunities for our children in Harford County. The Rec Councils are robust, there are horseback riding lessons, or we can jump on 95 for an afternoon at Urban Air, a trampoline park.
What are a few things you like about your community?
We just love driving into this neighborhood. The owners take great pride in how their homes look and each home is a little bit different than the next. There is plenty of space between the houses, but they are close enough for both adults and children to make friends easily. We have a Community Yard Sale, an Easter Egg Hunt, Back-to-School events, and a Facebook page. You wouldn’t think having a FB page would be so important, but our dogs were returned to us before we even knew they were lost!
Where do you eat and shop for groceries and other conveniences?
We have a very busy schedule so easy access to pick carryout is important to us. On the way home from work we can quickly pull into the Shop Rite Grocery store at Riverside to pick up a olives and cheese for a light dinner. We love the produce and food bar a Wegmans (who doesn’t) and that is also right off 95. Our favorite place for pizza is the Weis Market in Bel Air. In the summer we head over to Broom’s Blooms for their homemade ice cream. It’s easy to get to Bel Air or White Marsh for serious shopping. One of our favorite family activities is going to the movies at the Horizon Theater in Fallston – we reserve reclining seats and eat popcorn with our feet up.
What more would you like to tell us about living here?
We have loved living in this house. There is no other word for it than it is huge. The lower level has been a real bonus with its extra rooms and full bath. We have a large family and many of them live out of town. At Christmas we have room for both sets of in-laws plus siblings and cousins. Everyone has a private place to sleep. There is so much room on the main level, we can all be together, and no one feels crowded. We have so many great memories at 1701 Stone Ivy Place and we know the new owners create new memories of their own.
Author:Alexander Necker Phone: 410-920-4760 Dated: October 12th 2018 Views: 349 About Alexander: ...
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About Alexander Necker, Real Estate Sales Consultant
I specialize in selling the Baltimore Metropolitan’s Premier Homes.
I am an Eagle Scout. I mention this because the process of becoming an Eagle Scout provided me with the foundation by which I live my life. The values of trustworthiness, integrity, and helpfulness have allowed me to become the man I am today.
The words that describe me are:
Driver of my own professional destiny
C onduit for connecting people for professional development
Devoted husband with a wonderful wife
Father to 2 beautiful children with growing college funds
Student of Finance and Investments
After graduating college and starting a career in my field of study (agronomy), I quickly rose to the position of assistant and then superintendent of private golf courses. After 17 years in the golf business, I decided it was time to change to a career where I would not be at the mercy of the uncontrollable forces of sun, wind and rain. I chose a field where I would be the master of my fate, where the hard work and the long hours to which I am accustomed would be the determinant of my success.
The primary reason I am in the real estate business is to help people. A real estate transaction is one of the largest financial transactions you will ever undertake. Everyone deserves a real estate partner that understands and appreciates that fact. My focus on integrity, trust and communication are nothing less than I would want for myself, my family or friends entering into a large financial proceeding. I am committed to being the one real estate agent that keeps my client's best interests front and center.
In real estate, I consider myself to be a true professional in the same vein as the physician, the attorney and the accountant whom you must trust with the most important assets of your life. Nothing less is acceptable.
Alexander Necker Proudly Presents9605 Haven Farm Road, Unit
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We wholeheartedly recommend Alex to anyone seeking to buy or sell a home. With his eagerness to please and stellar competence, he made what could have been a trial (buying a home) a breeze for us. We found his demeanor most engaging. He was always cordial and personable toward us. His work ethic, diligence and promptness of service impressed us beyond measure. He treated us as though we were his only clients. His attention toward us was more that of a family member than a realtor to client. We truly felt he was our advocate, not merely serving as simply our realtor. He insisted we were aware of possible flaws with the home we ultimately decided to buy and we found his honesty refreshing. After all, no house is ever going to be perfect. He thoroughly enjoys his work and this is personified in his attentiveness and enthusiasm. Do not even consider engaging the services of any other realtor. After working with Alex, we no longer consider him as simply a realtor who made buying our new home a snap, we consider him a friend for life!"